Climate Insurgency to Save the Earth: Trump and the Paris Agreement

June 3, 2017 Agrippa 0

Having participated in nonviolent civil disobedience on climate change I fear that meaningful action on global warming will require a large scale climate insurgency that has nonviolent civil disobedience at its core. Trump’s withdrawal of the US from the Paris Agreement suggests so, but there are important features to the […]

When Physics Became King: The Smyth Report and Nuclear Terrorism

June 2, 2017 Agrippa 0

Alex Wellerstein has an interesting take on an article published on the Smyth Report at The Atlantic. The Smyth Report, on the Manhattan Project, was published by the US government after World War Two and it is decidedly physics centric. It deemphasises the role that chemists, metallurgists, engineers, and mathematicians […]